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Pensioner pulled to safety after kitchen fire in Bude

Pensioner pulled to safety after kitchen fire in Bude

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:00am 19th October 2019.

A pensioner has been rescued after a fire started when they fell over while cooking in north Cornwall.

It happened in Bude on Friday evening and the elderly occupant was unable to get themselves up.

Luckily a relative managed to get them out of the property and to safety, they didn't suffer any serious injuries.

Firefighters, paramedics and police were all scrambled to the scene amid fears somebody was trapped inside.

Crews from Bude and Holsworthy ventilated the smoke-logged property and say the cause was accidental.

"Critical Control received a 999 call from Careline reporting an elderly occupant had fallen during cooking, was unable to stand and that a fire had started from the cooking appliance. 

"Control graded the incident as 'persons reported' and immediately mobilised two appliances from Bude Community Fire Station, and requested a third appliance from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Holsworthy). A flexi-duty officer was also mobilised.

"As a persons reported incident, control requested assistance from both the police and ambulance service.

"Both appliances from Bude arrived at the same time as a rapid response paramedic. 

"On arrival crews found that the occupant had been removed from the property by a relative. 

"Crews ventilated the property which was smoke logged, while a paramedic assessed the occupant, who was found to have no serious injuries.

"The cause of the fire was accidental."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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